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6/17/2011

Contact:
Reed Hollinshead
Public Information Specialist
(208) 334-8881

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UPDATE: Eastbound I-84 lane closure near Ten Mile will start Saturday morning (June 18), continue until early July

MERIDIAN – The Idaho Transportation Department will close the outside lane of eastbound I-84 for paving at 7 a.m. Saturday (June 18) instead of Sunday morning as planned. The closure was rescheduled due to forecasted rain on Saturday night that would have delayed the move.

The lane will be closed continuously until early July.

The closure will affect a half-mile stretch under the interchange. Traffic will merge from three lanes to two lanes after the eastbound off-ramp just west of the interchange.

The department announced yesterday an accelerated schedule that will reduce the closure from three months to several weeks. The contractor will remove temporary asphalt from I-84 under the new interchange and pave the area with permanent concrete.

"Much of the work was completed this spring with all three lanes open, thanks to careful coordination between ITD and the project contractor," said project manager Jeff Morf.

Morf said the department would bring in additional equipment for the paving, accelerating the remaining schedule and reducing the impact the traveling public.

The outside lane of westbound I-84 will be closed for paving for several weeks in July.

The new I-84, Ten Mile Interchange opened to traffic on May 25.

The $33.8 million project is on schedule for a summer completion.

Idaho Sand & Gravel, Co. is the contractor.

Questions? Visit us online at itd.idaho.gov, follow ITD on Twitter (@IdahoITD) or Facebook and check travel conditions at 511.idaho.gov or dial 5-1-1. Please slow down in highway construction zones and pay attention. Safety for drivers and workers is our highest priority.

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